Episode #18: On Words, Smells and Blindness with Writer Dr. M. Leona Godin

In this episode, I sit down with writer, performer, and educator Dr. M. Leona Godin to talk about being blind in an ocularcentric culture and why she's drawn to all things smell.

She reveals what sense of smell means to her and why it took her so long to appreciate its beauty and value.

We discuss why scent descriptions aren't very common in literature, why it's so hard to put words to odors, and why it's important to give space and energy to our sense of smell.

Leona also talks about creating her literary project Aromatica Poetica and why it was so important for her to level the playing field with our sense of sight.

This is an enlightening conversation about moving beyond seeing the world around you and embracing all things smell.

 

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#18: On Words, Smells and Blindness with Writer Dr. M. Leona Godin
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